Watched bits of Leipzig's win away at Dortmund and was amazed with the speed with which he drove the ball forward, and also the quality of some of his passes. He received a yellow card for a rash tackle but other than that he was the driving force of his team in what was a really great game. I haven't watched the 2nd half but read he was subbed fairly early, don't know the reason. I also thought Kampl was a very astute signing for Leipzig, and he didn't cost them a lot of money.
I watched it too and I agree. I tried to figure out where exactly he was playing, it looked like a 4-3-3 with him in the middle of the midfield three with license to go forward all the time. So not sure wether it's as a #6 or not. Sometimes it looked like a 4-4-2 too. It will be very interesting to see how Klopp uses him, but probably still thinking he'll use him as an #8. A midfield three of Henderson, Keita, Lallana looks pretty balanced to me.
As you say, quality forward passing, absolutely relentless running, he's everywhere really and very quick with the ball at his feet. Think he ended up getting subbed early because, to be fair, he was a red card walking again. He could've been sent off late in the first half when he stood on a Dortmund player's foot at the touchline. If he hadn't had a yellow card yet, I'm pretty sure that would've been a yellow.
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